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by Matt Z
Wed May 10, 2006 4:38 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Gymnastics for strength? Why not?
Replies: 25
Views: 23614

It's been my observation that gymnasts generally have very good upper body strength and muscular development, but lousy lower bodies. Perhaps this is because big, powerful legs would contribute nothing to their sport and only weight them down. Interestingly I've noticed similar results among people ...
by Matt Z
Wed May 10, 2006 3:49 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Better lateral delt exercise
Replies: 24
Views: 21937

Annoying how? ..... Do you find them uncomfortable/painful?
by Matt Z
Wed May 10, 2006 3:30 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Better lateral delt exercise
Replies: 24
Views: 21937

Oh ... I've never tried that one. I thought you were referring to this one.

http://www.exrx.net/WeightExercises/Del ... Raise.html
by Matt Z
Wed May 10, 2006 3:05 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Better lateral delt exercise
Replies: 24
Views: 21937

Barbell/Dumbbell front raises are for front delts.
by Matt Z
Wed May 10, 2006 2:37 pm
Forum: General
Topic: My latest split routine
Replies: 2
Views: 4062

This split is similar the a split routine I used to use where I trained chest/triceps/abs/obliques on Mondays, back/biceps/forearms on Tuesdays, delts/traps/abs/obliques on Thursdays and quads/hamstrings/calves on Fridays. However, by training chest before legs I ensure I'll never have to bench with...
by Matt Z
Wed May 10, 2006 2:28 pm
Forum: General
Topic: My latest split routine
Replies: 2
Views: 4062

Guest was me ... don't know why I keep getting logged off.
by Matt Z
Wed May 10, 2006 2:09 pm
Forum: Online Journals
Topic: Workout Journal of Matt Z
Replies: 1062
Views: 523076

Perhaps I can use part of my tax return to pay for a gym membership, since I should be getting that soon.
by Matt Z
Wed May 10, 2006 2:06 pm
Forum: Online Journals
Topic: Workout Journal of Matt Z
Replies: 1062
Views: 523076

My wife and I are moving into a new appartment. I just picked up the keys today. Anyway, once we get settled in, I want to start shopping around for a new gym.
by Matt Z
Tue May 09, 2006 4:31 pm
Forum: Online Journals
Topic: Workout Journal of Matt Z
Replies: 1062
Views: 523076

Also, "traps" refers to upper traps (shrugs), since the middle and lower traps are targeted in my back routine (rows and pulldowns/chins).
by Matt Z
Tue May 09, 2006 4:28 pm
Forum: Online Journals
Topic: Workout Journal of Matt Z
Replies: 1062
Views: 523076

PS.) Rest day = no lifting. I may hike, bicycle, etc on days off from weight training, since I consider cardio active recovery.
by Matt Z
Tue May 09, 2006 4:23 pm
Forum: Online Journals
Topic: Workout Journal of Matt Z
Replies: 1062
Views: 523076

On a lighter note, I'm thinking of changing my training split again when I finally get myself back in a gym. The new split I'm considering looks like this: Monday: delts, traps, abs/obliques Tuesday: back, biceps, forearms Wednesday: rest Thursday: chest, triceps, abs/obliques Friday: quads, hamstri...
by Matt Z
Tue May 09, 2006 4:02 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Best for muscle and strength
Replies: 27
Views: 21569

Also, I'm not too sure about the menstral cycle hypothesis. My wife thinks girl's taste in boys/men change as they mature. She says that for most high school girls things like big muscles and hairy chests can be a little intimidating, so they go for non-threatening boyish types like Leonardo Dicapri...
by Matt Z
Tue May 09, 2006 3:40 pm
Forum: General
Topic: The Best Back Exercise?
Replies: 28
Views: 23798

I would also recomend some type of deadlift either as part of your back workout or with legs.
by Matt Z
Tue May 09, 2006 3:38 pm
Forum: General
Topic: The Best Back Exercise?
Replies: 28
Views: 23798

Both would be a good idea. The back is a complex area with a numbber of different muscle groups.
by Matt Z
Tue May 09, 2006 3:05 pm
Forum: Online Journals
Topic: Workout Journal of Matt Z
Replies: 1062
Views: 523076

More bad news. My wife called me at work today to let me know my cockatiel died. She survived the fire only to drop dead a week and a half later for no apparent reason. I'd had that bird since 8th grade.